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Best and Worst Ferrari Ever Built?

In the spirit of discussion and with so many folks on FL having had many prancing horses:

What are the thoughts on the best model ever built and the worst one?

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ok, so someone is going to get insulted....

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
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Best: I'm not sure, but since I was a boy, if I could only choose one Ferrari and money was no object, then it would be a 250 LM.

Worst: No idea, but even the worst Ferrari has to be better than most other cars...

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
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Best Ferrari ever built is the one I can afford and the worst is all the one's I can't.

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Barry- Affirmative, sign me up for a 250 LM. A bit of a pain to drive with straight cut gears and dog clutches, but the bloody thing won LeMans, just like its name. Plus talk about being easy to maintain. You can reach everything. Includes a choice of intemediate gears from a drag racing 23/35 (220 kph/137 mph) to a Bonneville Salt Falts 27/29 (306 kph/190 mph).

For a pure street car, an F50.

No worst Ferrari from me because I hate telling someone their baby is ugly.

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Best Ferrari ever built is the one I can afford and the worst is all the one's I can't.
No that's diplomacy if ever I heard it.

But a good response, I like it. On that basis there are a lot of BAD Ferrari's out there (for me anyway!)

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Now that's diplomacy if ever I heard it.
I've been accused of a lot of things in my life, most of them for good reason. This accusation however makes feel like a politician....YeKKK, I need a shower.

In an effort to cleanse myself I shall restate

Best Ferrari ever built is MINE, Worst Ferrari ever built is all the rest.


Oh great....now I'm a Kennedy.

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Ferrari has never built either one.

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Best:

Modern: 458

Classic: 250 GTO

Worst:

There is no such thing as a bad Ferrari
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How about any of the ones on Wreckedexotics.com?? Thats a broad statement, but I guess its more about the driver than the car necessarily.




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Okay I'll say the 348 is the worst one because when Luca himself took over Ferrari he couldn't believe how bad the car was then made an attempt to correct (or at least change) it by releasing the 355. Read that in an interview with him. I know the single timing belt design was tried on the 348 and abandoned right after it, cable controlled shifter, gearbox failures and questionable build quality. Anyone offended?

Best one is probably a 328. Reliable, nice styling, adequate power, balanced and affordable to maintain.

The 458 isn't the best because it doesn't come with a third pedal thus taking the driver out of the equation - driving and becoming one with the car (not being helped) is what a Ferrari has been all about until recently so it's a failure to me as a drivers car. It's a technical marvel that's about it.
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Best and worst ... no surprises simple consistency
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Best and worst ... no surprises simple consistency
Lol I like what you chose for the worst
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Lol I like what you chose for the worst
+ 1(0"&3......... I crack myself up....

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Lol I like what you chose for the worst
hahahaha ... me too
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I do not think the 348 was all that bad. Luca was just making a statement that since he did not have anything to do with the 348, how could it possibly be good? They tried a few things on the 348 they later abandoned, but they did that with the F50, F355, and 360, too, five valves per cylinder. Also with the 456/550/575M and eccentrics for suspension alignment when they went back to shims on the 612/599. Experiment and learn, with the customer doing a lot of the OT&E. More realistic service intervals for the cambelt goes a long way towards 348 reliability.

I actually really like the styling on the 348 and, when well maintained, they work fine, except for the odd glitch. Nobody has had to replace valve guides on them like some F355 and 456s, at least, and the owners now know the problem areas and how to fix them.

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360 coupes are terrible, absolutely worthless.

(trying to drive prices down )
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I like the 348 & 355

This serial number in particular has a dysfunctional uterus

Chas check out the one on Blue Grass Motorsport - he would love your Porshce

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I like the 348 & 355

This serial number in particular has a dysfunctional uterus

Chas check out the one on Blue Grass Motorsport - he would love your Porshce
$90k for a garage queen...no thanks. I drive my cars
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I love my 348 and have always been confused by Luca's stupid comments. A few years ago my car was at the center of the debate with those unfortunate set of words being cast into my path by some unscrupulous shit disturber "over there". After that exchange, a friend helped to communicate the issue. His words are far more delicate than mine and his website might be to your liking. Since that time he has written more than a word reviewing cars owned and operated by my friends.

Enjoy
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www.automobilesdeluxe.tv/ferrari_348_review/

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